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May 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It’s not what you could do last year
or twenty years ago that counts –
it’s what you can do today!
Come fly with us at the…
13th annual MCRRC Firebirds Mile
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Northwest High School
Co-sponsored with the Gaithersburg Firebirds, this one-mile race is for adult and youth runners.
6:00 p.m. – Registration begins (until 7:00 p.m.)
6:45 p.m. – Non-competitive 1/4 mile Kid’s Fun Run Start (YS)
7:00 p.m. – Mile Heats Begin (YS)
If you are a member of MCRRC or the Gaithersburg Firebirds on race-day you can run this race for FREE. To join MCRRC now, click here! Non-members age 18 and over pay only $10, and non-members under age 18 pay $5. Registration is on race day only, Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.Kid’s Fun Run
A 1/4 mile non-competitive, untimed children’s Fun Run will begin at 6:45 PM.
Joe Wiegner 4:23 (2010)
Gloria Roberts 5:20 (2009)
Danielle Siebert 5:20 (2008)
Random prizes generously donated by Fleet Feet Gaithersburg will be raffled off between heats.
Finisher medals to ALL youth athletes (age 18 & under).
Free fruit and water available to all runners.
Publicity From Past Years
Running Down A Dream
Olympian Meredith Rainey Valmon To Be Honorary Starter For Firebirds Mile
Kenah Starts, Runners of All Ages Star
Rich Kenah, Former Olympic Runner, To Be Honorary Starter at MCRRC Firebirds Mile
There will be approximately 8 heats, starting with the slowest runners and progressing to the fastest runners. Runners of all ages and paces are welcome to participate!
Heat 1 will start promptly at 7:00 PM followed by the other heats in sequential order. Lights will be turned on for the later heats. The heats tentatively will consist of the following runners:
|Heat 1 – Expected finish times greater than 10:00||2:30 per quarter and slower|
|Heat 2 – Expected finish times greater than 9:00 up to 10:00||2:15 to 2:30 per quarter|
|Heat 3 – Expected finish times greater than 8:00 up to 9:00||2:00 to 2:15 per quarter|
|Heat 4 – Expected finish times greater than 7:00 up to 8:00||1:45 to 2:00 per quarter|
|Heat 5 – Expected finish times greater than 6:00 up to 7:00||1:30 to 1:45 per quarter|
|Heat 6 – Expected finish times greater than 5:30 up to 6:00* Females competing for Overall Female Award must compete in this heat.||1:22 to 1:30 per quarter|
|Heat 7 – Expected finish times greater than 5:00 up to 5:30||1:15 to 1:22 per quarter|
|Heat 8 – Expected finish times of 5:00 or less* Males competing for Overall Male Award must compete in this heat.||1:15 per quarter and faster|
Click here to volunteer.
The race is part of our low-key club race series and is free for MCRRC members, $10 for non-members 18 and over, and $5 for non-members under 18. Registration is race-day only starting an hour before the race. Use the Low Key Club Race Entry Form